Day three of our journey sent us north to two well known rivals. We toured the highly touted Duke University and University of North Carolina. We weren’t disappointed!  Each a high selective academic institution and athletic powerhouse, the campuses left us wishing we were undergrads again. Our travels also took us to the less known Guilford College. We admired the small, charming campus which is recognized for its close knit campus community, strong academic programs and excellent learning resource center. Days four and five continued in this region with visits to Wake Forest UniversityElon University and High Point UniversityWake, (most selective) and Elon(more selective) were repeat visits as family and clients alike are successful students/alums of these fabulous southern schools. My biggest surprise of the day came from High Point. US News & World Report heralds the school as one of the hottest campuses in the nation. I wouldn’t disagree. Led by the inspiration of Nido R. Qubein, High Point (3750 students) is a magnificently manicured campus that boasts gorgeous new buildings with state of the art facilities such as the University Center, School of Commerce and School of Communication. Admissions to High Point is competitive with a mean GPA 3.1/SAT1068/ACT 23. For the right student, this school is a must-see! Read more about President Qubein’s  mission in his recently publishedStairway to Success or go to

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